Work Opportunities

Work Experience Students websiteVolunteering for students and adults

If you have an interest in sales, dealing with the public, or working in the creative industry and would like to consider a well structured volunteering opportunity, contact us today on or 07910 118148 .

You might be unemployed, a full time parent wanting to get back into work, a student looking for an interesting voluntary idea for a youth award or a university student on holiday or gap year or you may be retired but want to maintain a working commitment. You may also have a serious intention to get your life back on track. We would like to hear from you.

Guided Volunteer/Work Experience Programmes for Students:

To date we have given over 70 students the opportunity to learn new skills at Art in the Heart. We offer good working conditions, and a well structured training programme. We encourage initiative, accountability and team work. We also have an active Facebook closed group, the Art in the Heart Community where you can openly chat about your experience.

A volunteer or work experience student here can learn skills and gain knowledge up to a high standard. We provide a training manual which the volunteer can work through with the support of our Training Manager Michelle Farrugia who has a wealth of experience training large teams. We also give specialist sales training with a guided pack, at both entry and more advanced levels. It is geared towards dealing with customers but also understanding our product including higher end art sales. This is led and supported by our CEO Dawn Birch-James who has extensive knowledge and experience in this field. Our training programmes give focus to volunteering but also provide an evidence portfolio for students to take to future educational and work placements. It can also be followed by adults at whatever level they require. The experience is an excellent addition to a CV and spring board to paid work. A volunteer at Art in the Heart has fun in a very focussed and target driven environment.

Please contact Michelle Farrugia at or Dawn Birch-James at stating why you would like to volunteer at Art in the Heart along with a CV, Personal Statement or Resume. We would prefer also a character reference from a previous employer, trainer or educational establishment.

Specific Project Opportunities for Work Experience Students

We would like to offer 2 opportunities to F.E or H.E students to join us for up to one year to be involved in our business growth and the development of our brand. See our website .

We are interested in motivated individuals who will give a level of commitment. We cannot give any guarantees but it may lead to becoming part of our team for the absolute right person. Placements are allocated subject to interview. No closing date.


Produce short video clips (up to 5 minutes maximum)

We would require short videos of the gallery and shop, for example volunteers working, training sessions, live art demonstrations, interviews with featured artists, workshops, information videos about products and the brand, events, exhibitions.

You would need to be able to use a video recorder, do the necessary editing to produce clear and creative short films and clips. They would need to be uploaded on our You Tube channel, shared with social media and incorporated onto our website.

You would be provided with a schedule of events and topics to develop according to time available and interests.


Take photos of the gallery and shop, new products and art, events and exhibitions

You would need to upload photos onto the system, resize if necessary for the web in organised files which could be accessed by the website co-ordinator, and the social media co-ordinator.

It would also be an advantage if you could do product photography for our online shop. This is an important part of our business development and growth.

One day a week. Includes half a day in the gallery or on location

Please contact either the CEO Dawn Birch-James at or Michelle Farrugia at .

Please state why you think you have the skills required and how this will be of benefit to you in the future. This would be an invaluable addition to your CV and would give you the edge when applying for jobs. On completion, full references would be given.

Work Experience Placements for School Students

We are on the Skills Service schools’ data base for Work Experience and have already received many students for their one or two week work placements. If you would like to come here, and we are not on the school database, you can do a self placement. Please contact us if you are interested. Our gallery is becoming very popular so you may be disappointed if you don’t apply in good time. Please contact Michelle Farrugia (Manager) at

Founder and CEO looking for a like minded individual inspired by business

Our Founder and CEO Dawn Birch-James is looking for a highly motivated individual who may be interested in taking the Art in the Heart brand forward as a possible business partner share holder and or investor. It would be for someone in a position to give a full time commitment. She is particularly interested in people who are inspired by what we do, have energy and want to do something potentially awe inspiring. She is looking for someone who understands accountability and has creative ideas on how to achieve business outcomes. Please contact Dawn on